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noahidelaws 01-24-2012 05:17 PM

Etzem hanefesh in Kelipah R"l
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In the attached excerpt from a maamar (it's also in d"h lo sihiyeh meshakeiloh, IIRC), from [URL=""]here[/URL], the Rebbe talks about the etzem hanefesh (and not necessarily the giluyim) being in imkei hakelipos. What does this mean--isn't the etzem hanefesh completely beyond Kelipah? E.g., what about Hayom Yom 11 Shevat: “He may be missing in on area or another, but the Modeh Ani [i.e., the essence of the Neshamah] of a Jew remains whole.”

Yankel Nosson 01-24-2012 08:04 PM

That the etzem hanefesh is אין שייך בה שום פגם and also is nבעמקי הקליפות is not a stira. Think of the "Tzion b'mishpat tipadeh" maamarim that explain the difference between Tzion and Yoshveha. Between being in golus mamash (affected by golus) and being in the [i]place[/i] of golus (but not mamash affected by it).

Paper 01-24-2012 10:12 PM

"עצם נפשו" may be talking about his situation in relation to שכל מדות מחשבה דיבור ומעשה but not actually the עצם הנפש. For example, he may be in a state of a בינוני שמתפלל, but when he "finishes davening" the מדות רעות are חוזר וניעור.

noahidelaws 01-25-2012 01:45 AM

You mean, according to the loshon in Tanya, ch. 12:
[RIGHT][QUOTE]אך מהות ועצמות נפש האלהית שהן עשר בחינותיה.[/QUOTE][/RIGHT]

Paper 01-25-2012 11:53 AM

Not exactly.

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